As we wrap up our stay in Jodhpur, and head to Udaipur, the final leg of our journey, I think I’ve spent enough time here to reflect on some things that make traveling to and through India not for the faint of heart: 1. The heat. I know, I know. I chose to come here […]
1. We rode our first ( and last) elephant uphill to the maharajah’s amazing hilltop Amber Fort. The elephant was a baby, at just 26 y.o. The engineering that went into building this place 600 years ago is astounding. Let’s just say they lived VERY comfortably, using water strategically to cool the palace in the […]
Humuyan’s Tomb[/caption] After breakfast today, we set out on our day tour of Old and New Delhi. The difference? The former is literally the old city, while the latter is the hundred year old legacy of British Colonial India. The contrasts are stark. Our guide today was Vivek, who was OK, but not great. He […]
We’re in India!! Travel was long but remarkably smooth, including immigration and customs. New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Aiprort is beautiful and looks brand new. We met our driver, Ashok, at the arrivals gate. He speaks a fair amount of English but he’s pretty soft-spoken/shy– we’re going to be spending nine days together, so we’ve got […]
Despite the picture I previously posted of my suitcase spillage, I had no trouble closing it. I’ll admit that this is mostly due to the lightness of summer clothing, and not necessarily my judicious packing choices. My bag managed to close despite the fact that I packed four pairs of shoes, for instance: a […]
We welcome bargains in any part of the world but in Paris, they are an absolute must. So far, I’ve been able to snag deals on Groupon.fr for our one “splurge” dinner at a restaurant owned by Gerard Depardieu, and for froyo and marshmallows– both in the pricey 6th arrondissment of our (not so pricey) […]
OUR BAGGAGE TO INDIA T and I are limiting ourselves to one standard carry-on suitcase for the two weeks we’ll be traveling. As you can see, my bag (like my cup) runneth over. Gonna spend some time over the next two days contemplating the art of subtraction.